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Spelungula cavernicola New Zealand Cave Spider

Spelungula cave spider covered with condensation

Spelungula cavernicola rare New Zealand cave spider, photographed in Karamea, West Coast

Spleungula cavernicola egg case
Spleungula spider on egg case
Spelungula cavernicola cave spider on egg case
Spelungula cavernicola egg case
Spelungula cavernicola on old egg case
Spelungula cavernicola cave spider on egg case
Spelungula cave spider hanging from roof of cave

Spelungula cavernicola cave spider hanging from roof of cave. New Zealand's only legally protected spider.

Spelungula cavernicola cave spider on roof of cave

Spelungula cavernicola on roof of West Coast cave. S. cavernicola shows features intermediate between mygalomorphs and araeneomorphs

close up of cave spider Spelungula cavernicola covered with condensation

Spelungula cavernicola, covered with beads of condensation in its cave habitat. It preys mainly on cave wetas.


 

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